Acupuncture and Cancer Care
Cancer is a devastating disease that impacts millions of people around the world. While there are many conventional treatments available, they often come with a host of side effects that can be difficult to manage. Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese healing practice that has been shown to be effective in reducing the side effects of cancer treatment, and may even help improve outcomes.
At The Emperor's Medicine, We specialize in cancer care and use a functional, integrative medicine approach to help our patients regain their health. Led by Dr. Selma Gladney, DAOM, who has vast experience using acupuncture to help patients struggling with disorders and health conditions, we are committed to providing the highest quality of care possible.
Dr Selma Gladney, DAOM has learned evidenced-based acupuncture in cancer care through The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. MD Anderson Cancer Center is one of the largest cancer research centers in the United States where she has learned how to treat cancer patients through modern acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine research. We are not curing cancer but we are treating the side effects of cancer treatments. Dr. Selma has received cancer patients from Edwards Hospital, RUSH Copley Medical Center, and many other hospitals in the area. She has also spoken at Edwards Hospital Oncology Department and Oncologist at RUSH Copley Hospital. She receives cancer patients from all across Illinois.
Our goal is that each person impacted by cancer may enhance their quality of life through the safe and effective delivery of acupuncture. Acupuncture can be successfully and safely integrated with conventional cancer treatments to improve the outcome for cancer patients.
Our Holistic Cancer Care Approach
Acupuncture is a Chinese medical practice that involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body. This ancient healing modality has been used for centuries to help treat a variety of health conditions, and in recent years has been shown to be an effective adjunctive for cancer care, specifically the side effects that come with conventional treatments. Traditional cancer treatments like chemotherapy and radiation can often be harsh on the body, leading to fatigue, nausea, pain, and other difficult symptoms. Our cancer-focused approach to acupuncture is designed to help reduce these side effects and improve the overall quality of life for our patients who are impacted by cancer.
Why Choose The Emperor's Medicine
Dr. Selma Gladney, DAOM, is a functional medicine doctor and doctor of acupuncture who has vast experience helping patients with chronic disorders and health conditions. She has studied acupuncture and Chinese medicine at the renowned MD Anderson Cancer Center, one of the largest cancer research centers in the United States. Through her work there, she learned how to effectively help cancer patients with both modern acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine approaches. Many patients from Edwards Hospital, RUSH Copley Medical Center, and many other hospitals in the area are referred to The Emperor's Medicine for our cancer care services.
Acupuncture can be successfully and safely integrated with conventional cancer treatments to improve the outcome for cancer patients. If you or a loved one is struggling with cancer, we encourage you to reach out to our team at The Emperor's Medicine. We offer a unique and holistic approach to cancer care that can help improve quality of life and reduce the side effects of conventional treatments. To learn more about our services, or to schedule an appointment, please contact us today.